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A view of Century City

Daily Photo – A view of Century City

Here’s a pretty cool perspective of LA. You can get this photo by climbing around up in the Hollywood Hills until you can find gaps and openings to get new perspectives on the city. This is the area where my agent at CAA works. If my agent is reading this, then she is welcome to do a lot more agenting for me! 🙂

A view of Century City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-12 10:27:35
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length223.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Train Station in Denver

Daily Photo – The Train Station in Denver

Wow, a photo from Denver. I think I’ve only posted one in the entire 12 year history of the blog. Well, you waited long enough, Denver. Here’s the next one. I took this one at 11mm, so it gives the photo that surrealistic curvy feel. Cool eh? Also, hot tip. This is absolutely the place to go for a meal and wine before jumping on the train to the airport.

The Train Station in Denver

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-07-17 09:59:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Adventures on the OpenSea

Dipping into NFTs with my Burning Man images has been a fun experience so I’ve selected a handful of my other art, converted into animated content and listed on OpenSea. You’ll find a whole range of options from straight up purchases to auctions and a couple of other twists. For example, if you’ve been considering one of my massive fine art prints for a while then this is a great way to get in on the action, you can bid on one as an NFT and receive the 1.66 x 2.5 meter physical print if you win!

Here is a little preview of one NFT…



Trey Ratcliff NFT OpenSea Preview

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After a Storm at Dove Mountain

Daily Photo – After a Storm at Dove Mountain

We decided at the last minute to stop here at Dove Mountain in Arizona. It’s a beautiful resort with incredible food. I’m not much of a golfer, but this is an epic destination for people that are more serious about the sport. But golf courses also make great destinations for photographers as well with endless landscape compositions.

After a Storm at Dove Mountain

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  • Date Taken2015-08-21 14:46:52
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Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset

USA Tour Highlights

Wow this seems like ages ago!

Daily Photo – Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset

I took this as soon as we started the photowalk in New York that you can see in the highlights above. It was a pretty hard photo to get, actually. Getting your tripod set up there is not easy because bikes go whizzing by right and left, so it kind of keeps you on high alert. Everyone is kicking and knocking your tripod legs… get outta heeeya! 🙂

Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-06 12:16:00
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring the Hollywood Sign

Daily Photo – Exploring the Hollywood Sign

It’s not easy to get back here to get these shots. There’s a ton of security here now, so you really have to have a connection to get behind the fence. Luckily, my friend Caleb made a friend up there after he got caught sneaking around to get photos. I don’t know how the hell he got up here because it’s actually wicked-steep!

Exploring the Hollywood Sign

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-23 23:10:25
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Cookie Cutter Resorts in Hawaii

Daily Photo – Cookie Cutter Resorts in Hawaii

I actually forgot the name of this resort, but it had sort of a funny setup. There were three or four resorts right next door to one another and they all had the exact beach and bay layout. I would go on little jogs along the path the connected all the resorts and I would always get confused as to which resort was actually mine.

Cookie Cutter Resorts in Hawaii

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-25 18:13:15
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Miami at Dusk

Daily Photo – Miami at Dusk

Miami is a pretty cool place to shoot because it’s an interesting-looking city and there is a ton of water around to get all sorts of shots. I set this one up to be a bit of a longer exposure to smooth out the water and give the clouds a bit of a trippy effect. And, then, of course, adding a little HDR makes it even better!

Miami at Dusk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-08 12:21:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Burlock Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

Daily Photo – Burlock Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

What a cool-looking place eh? I love these kinds of funky restaurants that have all kinds of crazy lighting. This is one of those open-plan styles where the chefs are in the middle and you get to watch them all the time. I’m not a chef, but I think it would be more fun to be out in the open like this rather than stuck in some back room.

Burlock Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-10 06:58:30
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture10
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Swirly Canyon

Fun Passport Sunday How-To

Today is a fun video for Passport Members where I use Plotagraph Pro to make some cool animations for a future NFT launch.

The Swirrrrrllly Canyon making-of

Here you’ll see how I use this fun and easy tool to make a rather complex animation. Enjoy! 🙂

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Daily Photo – Swirly Canyon

Here’s a cool view of Antelope Canyon. There are really no bad photos of this place… I think that’s why photographers love it so much! I spent a few hours in here getting waaaaaay too many photos. I still haven’t gone through all of them.

Swirly Canyon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-08-22 18:19:22
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture14
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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